Transatlantic Race 2015 - Third start images by George Bekris
By Donna Erichsen, Newport, RI ,
4:39 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Photographer George Bekris was on water to capture these images from Transatlantic Race 2015. ...
2015 49er/FX Open European Championships - Starts in Porto today
By Cora Zillich, ,
4:15 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
The 49er and 49erFX European Championships (6-12 July) will start in Porto, Portugal today with the 49erFX – Women’s skiff starting racing today, Monday, 6th July and the 49er - Men’s skiff joining the action from tomorrow, Tuesday, 7th July. ...
2015 Transatlantic Race - Halfway Back to the old country
By Jan Harley, ,
3:46 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Passing the eastern extremity of Point Alpha, the ice exclusion zone, yesterday evening, Mariette of 1915 has passed the halfway stage of the Transatlantic Race 2015 between Newport, R.I., and southwest England’s Lizard Point. The 138-foot long gaff schooner continues to make good progress, despite enduring gale force westerlies to the south of a fast moving depression. ...
Dan Slater reports on Day 4 of the 2015 Laser Worlds in Kingston
By Dan Slater, The Water Shed, Kingston, Canada ,
3:44 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Tough Day at the Office - Day 4 Laser Worlds. Today the breeze was 4-8 knots and shifting up to 20 degrees but not so often making the beats to windward often with just one large shift. For the sailors some of them had some very good luck and showed some skill while others had it all go against them when leading the fleet making the day frustrating. ...
2015 Melges 24 World Championship overall
By Melges 24, ,
3:20 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
No racing in Middelfart today due to the lack of wind. It means that the Melges 24 World Championship ended up with twelve races and one discard, rewarding Chris Rast's EFG SUI684 as a new holder of the Melges Performance Sailboats Challenge Trophy and Tõnu Tõniste's Lenny EST790 as a holder for the Henri Samuel Trophy. ...
2015 Foiling Week - Kites claim bragging rights on Lake Garda
By Domenico Boffi, ,
3:03 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
A real mix of foiling craft competed for bragging rights in the Long Distance Races at Foiling Week 2015 over the weekend of fourth - 5th July at Lake Garda. Saturday was hot and steamy all day with very patchy breeze and too light to race long distance but ideal conditions for sailors to test sail the variety of foiling craft on display. ...
2015 Junior Finn World Championship - Tense and exciting final day
By Robert Deaves, ,
2:41 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Ondrej Teply (CZE) has won the 2015 Junior Finn World Championship after a tense and exciting final day in Valencia. Nenad Bugarin (CRO) placed one higher than last year to take the silver while Lars Johan Brodtkorb (NOR) had a great final day to move up one place and take the bronze. ...
2015 Melges 24 World Championship - Day 6 images by Pierrick Contin
By Piret Salmistu, ,
2:25 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Photographer Pierrick Contin provided these images from Day 6 at the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 in Middelfart, Denmark. ...
Melges 24 World Championship - Swiss Sailing Team dominates
By Mick Anderson, ,
2:15 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Melges 24 World Championship - The Swiss sailing team received standing ovations at today's Medal Ceremony after they completely dominated the entire regatta with non-aggressive starts and flawless tactical decisions. ...
Kingston Laser Standard Worlds - Day 4 - Qualifying complete
By Marianne Davis, ,
2:00 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Qualifying series is finished with three races completed today, and a total of seven races for the series. Racing began with five - seven knots from the South West. The wind then picked up for the last race to 10-12 knots. Based on the current results, eight of the nine Olympic Laser Standard spots available at this event were taken today by competitor who qualified for gold fleet. ...
2015 Transatlantic Race - Final four make lasting impressions
By Barby MacGowan, ,
1:45 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
With 2,800 miles to sail and just two boats on the starting line, a conservative start would seem like the smart play. But for the 63-foot trimaran Paradox, owned by Peter Aschenbrenner and skippered by Jeff Mearing, the start of the multihull class in the Transatlantic Race 2015 offered up a wondrous opportunity to throw a little mud in the eye of Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo3 ...
2015 Noble Streaker National Championships – Day 1 overall
By IBradley, ,
3:56 PM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Noble Streaker National Championships – F4 winds and glorious sunshine greeted the fleet for the first day of the 40th Anniversary Championships. A good turnout of 48 boats (49 tomorrow) enjoyed the excellent facilities of WPNSA and a really organised race team led by Bryan Drake. ...
Queensland IRC State Titles and SCOR - Great start on Day 1
By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast ,
2:56 PM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
The first day of IRC/SCOR racing on Saturday 4th got off to a great start at the Sunshine Coast yesterday with over 20 boats lined up at the start. The Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson witnessed some very competitive starts and mark roundings with colourful spinnakers flying. ...
Transatlantic Race 2015 – Breaking sailing speed records + Video
By Rachel Jaspersen, ,
11:59 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
Transatlantic Race 2015 – Lloyd Thornburg is going for a rare “Owner/Driver Offshore Double” by racing in the Transatlantic Race and the Transpac in the same month. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary - July 4 - AUD crashes against trend
By Collinson FX, ,
11:59 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
Markets awaited the Greek referendum result, with little movement in equities, bonds or currencies, with the spectacular exception of the AUD!
The AUD crashed through 6 year lows and triggered stop losses around technical levels. The commodity dependent currency has been under extreme pressure from the RBA and commodity prices. ...
Adventures of a Sailor Girl interviews the Stena Match Cup Winners
By Nic Douglass, ,
11:21 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
Congratulations to Hansen Sailing Team on their fourth straight victory, and fifth victory in Marstrand!
No wonder Bjorn Hansen was inducted into the Stena Match Cup Hall of Fame earlier in the week, he is truly the 'Master of Marstrand'!
Interviews and footage from all of the finals including Keith Swinton, Ian Williams and Bjorn Hansen himself! ...
2015 Nacra 17 World Championship – Grand finale for Groupama duo
By Groupama sailing team, ,
10:47 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
There's no point burying one's head in the sand: the World Nacra 17 Championship is indeed the grand finale of the Olympic season 2015 for Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim. ...
When there are no shops
By SV Crystal Blues, ,
10:25 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
If we had a mission statement for our cruising life it would be shaped by what we truly enjoy - that is travel by boat, to experience new cultures, cuisines and music. The past few months have offered a smorgasbord of this mix. ...
2015 Land Rover Winter Series – Winners announced
By Di Pearson, ,
9:54 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Land Rover Winter Series – A long and light Race 10 at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia provisionally decided the final pointscore outcome on Sydney Harbour on an icy day punctuated by dappled sunshine which gave the illusion of warmth. ...
2015 Open 470 European Championship – Podiums decided
By International 470 Class Association, ,
9:17 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Open 470 European Championship – Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) secured the 470 Women Open European Championship yesterday. Today Stuart McNay/David Hughes (USA) wrapped up the 470 Men Open title. ...
World Match Racing Tour - Stena Match Cup Sweden final day Video
By Nic Douglass, ,
7:48 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
Congratulations to Hansen Sailing Team on their fourth straight victory, and fifth victory in Marstrand! No wonder Bjorn Hansen was inducted into the Stena Match Cup Hall of Fame earlier in the week, he is truly the 'Master of Marstrand'!< ...
Magic 25 casts light weather spell on River Derwent
By Peter Campbell, ,
7:04 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
The only Magic 25 sports boat currently racing in Tasmania made an auspicious debut today in the Royal Yacht of Tasmania/The Good Guys Winter Series Winter Series race two. ...
US$1 million prize for World Match Racing Tour
By WMRT, ,
3:32 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
Håkan Svensson said, 'We are committed to creating a strong and financially rewarding career path for professional sailors on the World Match Racing Tour. The US $1 million bonus will hopefully encourage skippers and teams to compete on the Tour at the highest level of racing.” ...
British sailors claim 470 Europeans bronze in the ‘City of Smiles’
By RYA, ,
3:06 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre wrapped up bronze for Great Britain as the 470 European Championships drew to a close in Aarhus, Denmark, on Saturday (Fourth July). ...
2015 470 Europeans US wins Gold and Bronze on Independence Day
By Will Ricketson, ,
2:42 AM Sun 5 Jul 2015 GMT
US Sailing Team Sperry athletes Stu McNay and Dave Hughes have secured their second straight major international victory at the 2015 470 Class European Champs in Aarhus, Denmark. Following on the heels of their gold medal at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland (UK) in June, the European title cements the veteran pair's status as one of top teams in Men's 470, the Olympic two-person dinghy ...